18 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

18 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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Mexico City
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Mexico City

— 9 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Center (Centro Historico) and Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion. Get some historical perspective at Zocalo and Iglesia de la Santa Veracruz. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer), take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bogota to Mexico City. In December, daytime highs in Mexico City are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Cancun

— 8 nights
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
3D Museum of Wonders and Casa de los Venados are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Captain Dulche's Museum and Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Vidrio Soplado Mexicano (in Playa del Carmen), Valladolid (Iglesia De San Servacio, Palacio Municipal, &more) and IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Ka'Yok' Planetario de Cancun, and meet the residents at Interactive Aquarium.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Cancun trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Mexico City to Cancun in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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